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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 1:41 pm

x9200 wrote:Interesting hybrid article.
http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/12/10/th ... this-riot/

Like typical TRE and not a typical TRE in one. Also the comments.


Chua Chin Leng is a good writer.

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Postby AngMoG » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 1:55 pm

x9200 wrote:Interesting hybrid article.
http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/12/10/th ... this-riot/

Like typical TRE and not a typical TRE in one. Also the comments.


Surprisingly good article for TRE standards.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 1:55 pm

Of AMGs two linked articles, the first was jaw-dropping. I had thought ‘inciting racial hatred’ would have been illegal here. Or is it being deemed as ‘convenient’ in this instance?
The second, appeared to me to be more of an opinion piece, than any form of satire. [Unless I’m mistaken].

@ MNG
‘singapore open to idea of housing fw in offshore islands’
Yeah, I suppose they could send the already indentured labour out their each pm, and it would be like a penal/slave colony. I wonder if Switzerland, or any other aspiring developed country has such an arrangement... or even any 3rd world country.



Good grief, the attitude towards the FW is truly literally medieval!! What is usually quietly unspoken, is suddenly revealed in all it’s hateful ghastliness.

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Postby AngMoG » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 2:23 pm

To add a well-reasoned opinion piece of somebody who must know: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -and-fuel/

It goes even beyond what we all know, adding the lack of available public space, and bullying by private security patrols among others.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 2:23 pm

And that is exactly what they have been having to deal with for the last 45 years. They carry around all the abuse they received at the hands of Agents (both here and in their home countries), Supervisors, Employers, the man in the street, and now they want to take away the little piece of home they have left and want to cage them up on an offshore island. This country is no longer inhabited by human beings, human beings have compassion, This government has nothing but vindictiveness flowing through it veins. It's like they walk around thinking the whole world is trying to do them in, and they must be in absolute control of everything, micromanaging even stool movements.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 2:37 pm

Maybe the ST needs to do a tongue in cheek piece like this;

http://world.time.com/2013/12/09/china- ... toxic-air/

(At article about why China's toxic air pollution is good for China).

We could suggest a few lines about why riots are good for Singapore;

1. It brings the xenophobes together
2. It gets the Ghurkas some overtime pay
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 3:15 pm

AngMoG wrote:To add a well-reasoned opinion piece of somebody who must know: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -and-fuel/

It goes even beyond what we all know, adding the lack of available public space, and bullying by private security patrols among others.


Very interesting and persuasive. Beyond the bare-bones of what happened, and a plausible account of why it happened, and how it might be avoided again in the future.

I wonder if the powers that be will listen though... as that would require them to accept some responsibility.

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 4:02 pm

JR8 wrote:
AngMoG wrote:To add a well-reasoned opinion piece of somebody who must know: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -and-fuel/

It goes even beyond what we all know, adding the lack of available public space, and bullying by private security patrols among others.


Very interesting and persuasive. Beyond the bare-bones of what happened, and a plausible account of why it happened, and how it might be avoided again in the future.

I wonder if the powers that be will listen though... as that would require them to accept some responsibility.


It really isn't rocket science. Again I look back to 60's and 70's Britain. Working conditions, heavy handed policing and no social infrastructure for immigrants. Singapore has difficult times ahead I fear.

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Postby AngMoG » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 5:03 pm

Steve1960 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
AngMoG wrote:To add a well-reasoned opinion piece of somebody who must know: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -and-fuel/

It goes even beyond what we all know, adding the lack of available public space, and bullying by private security patrols among others.


Very interesting and persuasive. Beyond the bare-bones of what happened, and a plausible account of why it happened, and how it might be avoided again in the future.

I wonder if the powers that be will listen though... as that would require them to accept some responsibility.


It really isn't rocket science. Again I look back to 60's and 70's Britain. Working conditions, heavy handed policing and no social infrastructure for immigrants. Singapore has difficult times ahead I fear.


Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it...

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 5:49 pm

The gahmen aren't stupid, that's for sure. No one can plan for every 'black swan event'.

I wonder if they'll have a 'big public show of justice' as you'd have thought displays of people-power would, er.... not exactly be encouraged. I.e clamp down, whilst in the background silently working to ensure there is no repeat, via providing more facilities to the migrant labour, and so on (they cannot afford to become the next Bangkok, and you sense the genie is now out of the bottle).

Or would that be too clever?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 6:02 pm

Maybe SG is the only country right now relieved that Mandela is wall-to-wall news this week....



p.s. According to my parents back home, there's not a word re: SG on the world news, which I think ordinarily one would expect... this week it's completely dominated all and every day by South Africa.

Looking to the future, and in the words of Dirty Harry 'Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do you?'

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 6:07 pm

AngMoG wrote:To add a well-reasoned opinion piece of somebody who must know: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2013/ ... -and-fuel/

It goes even beyond what we all know, adding the lack of available public space, and bullying by private security patrols among others.

Well balanced and comprehensive.
Also noted he may face some charges for one of his earlier articles apparently related to the penal code 377.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 7:47 pm

JR8 wrote:Maybe SG is the only country right now relieved that Mandela is wall-to-wall news this week....



p.s. According to my parents back home, there's not a word re: SG on the world news, which I think ordinarily one would expect... this week it's completely dominated all and every day by South Africa.

Looking to the future, and in the words of Dirty Harry 'Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do you?'



I'm sure Mandela is turning in his grave as we speak.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 7:56 pm

He's not yet buried.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 8:24 pm

x9200 wrote:He's not yet buried.


Yes - a lot of sycophants at his funeral.


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